Easy One Pot Meal Coq Au Riesling Duck and Barley

This recipe has been a big hit at elk camp and my home for a few years and will become one at yours too. Every culture has their signature one pot meal that has become a kitchen staple. I have taken this Northern French classic and added barley to give your table five-star comfort food.

Substitute duck with leg quarters of goose, wild turkey, pheasant or even chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 8 Duck leg quarters
  • 1.5 Cup Riesling
  • 1.5 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Pearl Barley
  • 3 Carrots – Small Dice
  • 3 stalks of Celery – Small Dice
  • 1 Medium Onion- Small Dice
  • 8 to 10 Cremini Mushroom – sliced
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic – minced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • Fresh thyme and rosemary
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

You will need:

  • Large brazing pot or pan with a lid – 8 qt works fine.

Method:

  • Chop celery, carrot and onion into small Dice (in French they call that MIREPOIX) and mince the garlic.
  • Set aside.
  • Brown both sides of poultry legs in your large brazing pan or pot – you may need a little oil in bottom of the pot to start.
  • Make sure you pan is hot but not smoking.
  • I suggest canola or avocado oil however use it sparingly Duck tends to render more fat than chicken.
  • Once duck is browned and fat is rendered remove legs from the pan and place to the side.
  • Leave fat in the pan.
  • Sweat your vegetable mixture (mirepoix) and add sliced mushrooms until onions are translucent and all other vegetables are tender.
  • Next add barley and minced garlic to the vegetable mixture and allow to slightly toast while stirring.
  • When Barley begins to toast (do not overcook) add Riesling while stirring, then add your Chicken Stock and bring to simmer.
  • Once well incorporated return duck quarters to braising pot and cover allow to cook for 1 hour or until Barley is tender.
  • Once well incorporated return duck quarters to braising pot and cover allow to cook for 1 hour or until Barley is tender.
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